Inclusive and innovative partnerships for effective global governance of migration

1st Workshop, 26 - 27 March 2018
 Conference Room 2, United Nations Headquarters, New York

 

Background

Partnership and cooperation are cornerstones of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and essential for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. Goal 17 calls for the revitalization and enhancement of the global partnership for sustainable development in all areas, including migration. The recent report of the United Nations Secretary-General, Making migration work for all, states that “Managing migration is one of the most urgent and profound tests of international cooperation in our time.”

The central importance of partnerships on migration at all levels was a key takeaway from the stocktaking meeting, held in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico in December 2017 and one of the key messages of the International Dialogue on Migration (IDM) 2017.

Overview

The first of the two workshops dedicated in  2018 to the topic of inclusive and innovative partnerships for effective global governance of migration, this event will explore existing partnership mechanisms and evaluate both achievements and challenges encountered. It will provide representatives of all relevant sectors the opportunity to exchange good practices and experiences on successful and inclusive partnerships at local, national, regional and international levels, and consider what can be done to replicate and scale up such partnerships elsewhere.